Covers: Rag Mop

I remember “Rag Mop” from my childhood. It was originally recorded by Western swing artist Johnnie Lee Wills and his band in 1949. It was based on a 1946 record by Henry “Red” Allen, “Get the Mop”. I like the Joe Liggins 1950 version which is a stop on the way from jazz and big band to the beginnings of R&B. It has even been covered by the Muppets, Beany and Cecil and the Wiggles!

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